Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
We all know that our pets are curious creatures and can often find their way into things that aren’t intended for them. Houseplants can provide a tempting snack option to some dogs and cats, particularly those that like to chew on things or gra... Read more
So, my doctor wants me to go to more of a plant based diet (only eating fish and small amounts of skinless poultry, but very small) that is LOW FAT based on recent testing (have tried low carb, but not good for me). Problem is that I also need to be... Read more
I've been doing a lot of research into the best ways of eating, more for general health (especially heart health) than weight loss (since I believe the only way to really lose weight is to cut calories, no matter what kind of 'diet' you eat)... Read more
I am in the process of transitioning from a Paleo-type diet to a more plant-based diet and sometimes it is HELL!
Some people have a sweet tooth...but me...I have a meat tooth! 4
What do I do about my craving for meat? Besides nuts (wh... Read more
My daughter has this beautiful tree with flowers that look like red/orange carnations all over it; it's about 10 feet tall. Having never seen this before I decided to try to start one from a hardwood cutting. I dipped the cutting in hormone powder,... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Spring is here! These sunnier days and warmer temperatures are lifting my spirits and making my runs so much more enjoyable. But the thing that I get most excited about this time of year is my fruit and vegetable garden!I started gardening for severa... Read more
I just read this article: Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols: What You Need to Know www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art icles.asp?id=1180 right here on SparkPeople, and I'm very concerned. Only two of the comments on the article seemed to re... Read more
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